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Continuing Education

Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford

Date: 9:00am PST December 2 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Rogers 219

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Lewis & Clark Graduate School, Rogers 219

As William Stafford once said, “A writer is someone who writes,” and he wrote every day for fifty years. So why not write daily? 

In this course, we will feed on examples from the daily writing of William Stafford, and practice in the spirit of his work. Our delight will be in the process of creation, and supportive response to new work in progress: creating texts the length of poems but for use in multiple genres. The goal will be to know what it feels like—in the body and in acts of sustaining witness—to practice the continuous writing life you have imagined.

Northwest Writing Institute (NWI) classes are offered to teachers, counselors, parents, veterans, and all community members interested in the power of stories to help us understand and practice human connections for the good of all.

Past participants have said

“I enjoyed having the ability to just write. Prompts were given, but with enough freedom to allow each person to go where they needed to go.”

“Kim refreshed my access to ideas and stimulated my desire to deepen my thoughts.”

“It was a joy. The prompts were a helpful framework, the ideas lively, and the feedback an encouragement.”

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, December 2-3, 2017, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instructor: Kim Stafford, PhD

Degree-applicable credit: WCM 530, 1 semester hour, $901

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

Graduate Continuing Education credit: CELA 830, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Cost: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%.

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About the Instructor

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark
College, and the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared (a memoir), and The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft (a book about writing and teaching). He approaches writing as a chance to compose stories we have carried into poems, essays, radio commentaries, blessings, rants, parables, and other forms of “tikkun olam,” the healing of the world.

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